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Debón: “I think I’ll be very competitive in Moto2”

Debón: “I think I’ll be very competitive in Moto2”

The Spaniard has taken the lead in organising a new team that will make its debut in the Moto2 category for the 2010 season.

After recently revealing he will ride a British-manufactured FTR chassis in the new Moto2 category in 2010, Alex Debón has explained his new project to

Debón will have a double challenge this year as in addition to riding he will also lead Motor Sport 69, a company created to ensure his participation in the World Championship after Aprilia – the manufacturer he had initially planned to race with – decided to not take part in the new intermediate class.

“Motor Sport 69 is the company we have created to compete in 2010. It is a totally new team and we will ride with Aki Ajo’s place, which he has given to us in order to contend this World Championship. It’s a big gamble but I am convinced we have made the right reinforcements to make this structure work,” explained Debón.

“The team will be called Team Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo, and I am in charge of sponsorship and other various functions. We have agreed with FTR that we will be in charge of developing the bike with Xavi Soldevila as engineer. I have also contracted the services of a technical team that I know very well. They’re great professionals and I’m convinced that I have team that is greatly suited to me.”

Debón plans to announce full details of his new project during a test which commences in Barcelona on February 15. This will be his first opportunity to ride the bike – which he is yet to receive – and begin work on its development, an area he is considered to be a real specialist in.

“This project is very appealing and I’m very excited because it’s about the development of a new bike for everyone in the World Championship, and there are specific regulations for the engine, electronics and fuel” Debón said. “The chassis and other components are down to the rider and this is where my experience and, above all, the expertise of my engineer will be crucial for the tuning of a winning bike.”

“It’s going to be a hard-fought category, but at the same time very exciting and competitive. This year everything is new to everyone and with the exception of Jerez and Valencia, where everyone has trained hard, the circuits are completely new (to the Moto2 bikes), and I think we can take advantage of the experience we have.”

Moto2, 2010, Alex Debon

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